"It's a disgrace. And I apologize to (Prime Minister) Justin Trudeau, too". He said the USA had moved forward with the tariffs on the basis of "national security", a position Trudeau called "kind of insulting".
"PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he 'will not be pushed around", Trump tweeted after the summit.
De Niro is a highly respected actor, having garnered two Oscars for his roles in Raging Bull and The Godfather: Part II. Trump advisers also ripped Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber. He suggested the comments were insensitive to the fact that Trump was trying to look strong on his way to an important summit with North Korea and said there is a "special place in hell" for people like Trudeau.More news: Transference Teases Gameplay With Haunting Trailer at E3 2018
In a press conference, Trudeau called US steel and aluminum tariffs unjust and promised retaliatory tariffs.
The Oscar-winning De Niro, 74, was at the annual event for the top U.S. theater awards late Sunday to introduce a performance from rock legend Bruce Springsteen.
De Niro referred to Trump and his associates as a "gang of business-friendly thugs" and said that "business without humanity is not business, it's greed".More news: Net Neutrality Is Officially Gone. Here's How This Will Affect You
Former Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. Allan Gotleib says the "special relationship" Canada shared with the U.S.is no more, painting a bleak picture of the trade tiff the two nations are now embroiled in. "The satire of 'norms.' I'd say Robert De Niro deserved a Pulitzer for if he didn't deserve a..."
A month later during the opening night of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, De Niro referred to Trump as the "lowlife-in-chief", HuffPost reported.
De Niro, a noted liberal, has been increasingly critical of Trump, a Republican, at smaller showbusiness events, but none have the high profile and audience of the Tony Awards.More news: Mix of Western, Asian dishes served at Trump-Kim summit during lunch